West Virginia will be tested in Stillwater; Sooners to try to shore up defense; Florida State and Clemson?
West Virginia will find out how strong their defense is this week in the highlight game of the Week in the Big Twelve as they will try to hold the Oklahoma State Cowboys in check. Both the Pokes and the Mountaineers will put points on the board in this major contest of the week. Look for a tight fit for the winner and with West Virginia holding the better defense, the pick is 42 to 39 for the visitor. But this one is so close that putting money on it would be foolish.
Oklahoma wlll score plenty and Joe Mixon will again show why he is one of the best backs in the country as the Sooners will dismantle the Jayhawks of Kansas 49 to 28 in Norman. Baker Mayfield and DeDe Westbrook should hook uo for some big league scores also.
Baylor goes to Austin and this Bear team does not stop the run. Texas running back D’Onta Forman will carve up the Baylor rush defense and if the Horns can run clock, this one will be close. Still, I will go with Baylor (no guts) in a 38 to 27 score. Upset here is very possible.
Kansas State and Iowa State tussle in Ames and I will always go with a Bill Snyder team over a rookie coach when things are almost even. Home field will help the Cyclones but the Wildcats are my choice 24 to 17.
TCU and Texas Tech battle in Fort Worth and this will be a typical Big Twelve scoring fest. Frogs hold the swamp pad here even though Patrick Mahomes II continues to impress. TCU 63 and Tech 48.
Last Week in the Big Twelve: 3-1; For the season 35-8
Major National Games
Thursday, October 27
Virginia Tech 34 at Pittsburgh 28
USC 38 over California 34
Friday, October 28
Navy 27 at South Florida 20
Saturday, October 29
Michigan 37 at Michigan State 7
Louisville 41 at Virginia 15
Purdue 21 and Penn State 20
Georgia 20 and Florida 17
Ohio State 35 and Northwestern 7
Washington 31 at Utah 17
Wisconsin 28 and Nebraska 21
Boise State 37 at Wyoming 20
Ole Miss 25 and Auburn 20
Tennessee 24 at South Carolina 17
Texas A&M 62 and New Mexico State 7
Florida State 24 and Clemson 21
Kentucky 20 at Missouri 14
Minnesota 28 and Illinois 17
Georgia Tech 36 and Duke 27
Houston 28 and UCF 21
NC State 27 and Boston College 18
Notre Dame 26 and Miami Fla. 25
SMU 41 at Tulane 17
Oregon 47 over Arizona State 28
Washington State 38 at Oregon State 20
Stanford 24 at Arizona 17
Feature photo: James Washington, Oklahoma State (photo source: Yahoo.com)